As kids we used to sneak into the sheds. If you walked up Maryvale road from the Pershore Road you would go over the railway bridge then immediately on the left was a pathway along the tracks to the shed. This was a British railways shed.Superb pictures in post 437, although I have a great many Amberley Publications this is obviously one I missed. The map in post 431 shows what an extensive railway system it was around Cadburys, but where was Bournville shed? Was it a MR/LMS shed or was it Cadburys with the LMS allowed to use it? Strangely enough it was all mentioned on Tuesday night in Julia Bradbury's Canal Works Programme on BBC 4, although she was concentrating on the canal (Birmingham & Worcester) element.
Thanks for this, answers to all my questionsFor those here that are interested in railways in the Bournville area the following links give some interesting historical information:
Yes Mike I am sure the views are the same. I had cropped and sharpened the originals to highlight the railway area. Shown below are the full views and one point of reference is the sports field as marked but obscured by smoke in the 1920 view. Cadbury's must have completely rebuilt the building by 1928.Old Mowhawk
Are you sure that they are the same buildings? There seem to be a lot of differences in the surrounding buildings, though the pon in front looks very similar
My Aunt and her husband and son Peter who is a BHF member lived there and were always very happy, even though there seemed to be quite strong rules about living in the houses and was there not something about four fruit trees in every garden, or perhaps as it was Cadburys, three fruit and one nut...chocolate will be supplied.Yes, I knew much of the Bournville estate was Cadbury built and 'owned'. I went to college there for a while and a resident worked for my father. It is a lovely, generally unspoilt area and when I travelled north by train I could see much I that I recognized was still there. I used the sports facilities and baths there and am very pleased that much is still in use.